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IPAF Training FAQS

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) promotes the safe and effective use of powered access worldwide. Set up in 1983, IPAF is a not-for-profit members’ organisation that represents the interests of manufacturers, distributors, users, rental and training companies. It serves as a forum for all active in the world of powered access. IPAF has played a key role in promoting many of the design, safety and testing procedures that are now established in the powered access industry.


The cost of an IPAF course differs depending on the type of course and the number of categories (if applicable) each candidate needs. 

To find out further information about our IPAF course please visit our training page or contact one of our accredited training centres at Newcastle or Huntingdon.


If you are attending an IPAF course at one of our accredited training centres at Newcastle or Huntingdon. Please ensure that you bring along the following; 
Steel toe caps/Safety Boots
Safety goggles/glasses
Warm clothes (if applicable) 
Hard Hat 
Hi-vis Jacket or Vest   
Full body restraint harness & lanyard (spares are available on the day)
Any previous IPAF certification that they/you may hold 
Driving Licence (including the paper counterpart) – CPC delegates only. 


IPAF courses can differ in the length of time it takes to complete. 

The IPAF Harness and PAV courses for instance are only a half day course. 

Whereas the IPAF Operator, Demonstrator, CAP and MEWPS for Managers courses are a full days course. Typically theory in the morning and the practical session in the afternoon.

IPAF now offer the option to complete an interactive, online module in place of the classroom based theory presentation. This means less time in the classroom and the flexibility to study anywhere, anytime and at your own pace.

This e-learning module replaces only the theory part of the IPAF Operator training. Candidates will still need to sit the final theory paper when they attend their training centre to also complete their practical part of the course. 


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